The American Medical Association is advised by the National Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse (NACVA) and other member organizations on effective strategies and programs to eliminate family violence in our society.
This episode explores patient exposure to family violence including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. In order for the physician to best intervene, certain steps should be taken in preparation. At the end of this program, the viewer should be able to
- recognize the impact of violence and abuse on the health and well-being of patients; and
- apply strategies to prepare your practice to attend to patients exposed to past or current family violence.
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AMA violence-related reports and policies
The AMA's Council on Science and Public Health and Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs have produced several reports on topics about violence and abuse. The AMA has over eighty policies related to violence and abuse available in a compendium.
Youth Violence Prevention Training and Outreach Guide
The AMA has developed a manual to help physicians and others discuss youth violence prevention.
Other violence and abuse resources
Additional resources for physicians about violence and abuse.